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Rapid computer slowdown (started ~1day ago)


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#1 TheDecappuccino

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

Okay so,

Windows 10 loaded on an SSD with ~23gb free space, ~1.5year old computer, stable 40mBps download internet, 

 

First started seeing freezes in a low-resources game ~1-1.5days ago which struck me as odd since my computer gets 200FPS steady on it. 

Since then the problem has progressed and I am seeing slower internet tabs, slower loading of videos, and task manager being slow and now eventually not even loading. CPU temps are higher than idle at 38-48 among the 4 cores, they should be low 30's when idle.

 

I suspect malware due to the sudden and patchy nature of the issues. Not ruling out hardware failure though as I did custom assemble the computer, however it is free of dust and the GPU and CPU are still firmly mounted and no visible MOBO damage. Steps that have been taken so far:

 

System restore, this was successful and restored the system to about 2 weeks ago, long before any issues. Issues persist after system restore

Malwarebytes full scan, 0 items detected

Adwclearner scan, 0 items detected

Roguekiller - currently running

 

My biggest concern at this time is ruling out what this is an isn't: I.e., is this malware or could it be hardware-based failure

 

Edit: P.S. - Updated graphical drivers with geforce experience

                  And have been inside the PC for a dust cleanout. Not too bad as my previous temps would agree with


Edited by TheDecappuccino, 26 March 2018 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

Hello, please try this...

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